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Another Challenge

posted by Anonymous eBirder at
on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 

Okay, so I've been curious about what we can and can't accomplish with our blog, so I've decided to do an experiment.

I noticed that for the first two months of the year, we've been in the top 25 in checklists submitted to eBird. I want to see if we can't bump us up to the top ten in the month of February.

Here's my challenge (there seem to be a lot of challenges going around this year). I want everyone to submit as many eBird checklists as they possibly can. Submit a daily checklist from your home, work, or even along a stretch of freeway you're driving. It doesn't really matter if the checklist has a bunch of rare birds, or only has a couple house sparrows on it; data is data. Inner city data could be just as important as Farmington Bay's data, depending on the person you ask. So submit 3 checklists a day, submit 4 checklists a day! Submit as many as you can, from wherever you want.

Everyone that pledges to enter at least one checklist per day (average) for the entire month of February will be eligible to win a really cool bird book or prize. Whoever enters the most ebird checklists this month wins! If you don't want to compete for the prize, I still encourage entering as many checklists as possible :).

Good luck to all!


PS: We're currently #25. Let's crack the top 10.

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Blogger Unknown said...

I'll donate a new cool bird book to the cause too.

February 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Tim Avery said...

Carl, brilliant challenge! I'm down for it! I think the Utah Birders can put together a small prize package for this for sure!

Game on Birders!

February 2, 2012 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Oliver Hansen said...

Sounds fun. Count me in.

February 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Drew said...

I am pretty happy with Pennsylvania's standings in the Top 10 so if you could avoid knocking us out, that would be great! Thanks. It is a great goal to enter more checklists, especially short ones as you go through the day.

February 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM  

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